[arch-general] Reboot - Versioned Kernel Installs

Yaro Kasear yaro at marupa.net
Fri Jun 10 09:03:32 EDT 2011

On Friday, June 10, 2011 04:26:21 Robert Howard wrote:
> Why not just copy the old kernel image, modules and initrd image somewhere
> by hand before you upgrade kernels. If we try to make this automated it
> isn't going to be kiss. I used to do this way back in the day by including
> the entire kernel version in the pkgver and giving the images longer names.
> It was possible to have concurrently installed kernels. Check out how some
> of the AUR kernels manage to be the same kernel version as the official
> without causing issues.

+1 on this. If you really need the old kernel, why not make sure you back up 
the old one and its image before upgrading instead of inconveniencing other 
users and the developers for a feature only a minority even wants?

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